Daily Devotional for Tuesday November 19, 2013
A Nation Ripe for Revival
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I recently found out that my son in law joined the masons. I tried talking to my daughter and he why this is not a good idea (his father is a mason as well). Everyone thinks this is a harmless organization and that the bad things that have been said about the masons cannot be proved. Can you direct me to some solid research that I can present to them showing them why as a Christian this is not an organization for them? Thank you.
ANSWER: It is NOT a harmless organization and is rooted and grounded in the satanic. Here is a link to my recent Devotional on this CULT with the full historical background and why it is NOT an organization any follower of Christ should be involved with! Daily Devotional on the Freemason cult: http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5376
A nation spiraling out of control, ripe for a revival! In just the past week, all you had to do is read the headlines and someone with zero spiritual discernment could see that this nation is in spiritual freefall. Today, I want to walk you through some of the recent headlines, the top news stories of the last week, as an indicator of just where we are spiritually as a nation. These sad stories should not dismay men and women of God, but ENCOURAGE us that the climate is ripe for a revival in this land. The people are hungry, looking for hope and looking for answers. We have the ONLY answer and ONLY hope for this nation and each person...JESUS!!!
Probably the most troubling of the recent stories has been the rash of mass murders in the news virtually daily. From coast to coast, New York to California, in a premeditated fashion, people have gone out with the sole purpose of killing large numbers of innocent people. We have always been horrified with isolated events like Columbine, but many people are now sitting down, planning, then carrying out the mass murder of innocent people for no apparent reason.
Social scientists have proffered numerous theories why there is such a dramatic increase in these episodes of mass murders. The economic crisis, a growing number of mentally unstable people in society, more and more people living isolated lives. I contend that we will see a continued increase of these sad stories of mass murder, and it is due to the spiritual depravity that exists in our culture. We live in a culture of death. Human life has little to no value. Marriage and the family have broken down, causing a breakdown in the key component of our society. Most people have no foundation of faith in their lives and live literally like animals.
A short time ago I shared how we are getting closer to a one-world economic system that will lead to a one-world government, which will usher in a one-world religion. I have shared in the past how billionaire George Soros was a type of who the anti-Christ would be like. The talks amongst the top economic powers in the world have looked seriously at a push towards a one-world currency which of course will create a one-world economy.
A big proponent of this is none other than George Soros and those of his ilk! He and those like him are clearly an instruments satan is using in these last day as they commit their vast resources and power to try and destroy the autonomy of this nation and other free nations to work on bringing them into a one-world system.
I contend that the void of Biblical Truth in this nation has led us on this path we are on towards socialism and being part of a one-world system. It is no coincidence that the decline of Christianity in the past 40 years and the void of Biblical Truth as a guiding presence in our culture, has opened the door for this path that we are on. Once we decided God was not first, have left God out of our decisions, are guided by our own truth instead of Biblical Truth, as Deuteronomy 8 warns, we are on a path of destruction and will be destroyed!
We legally slaughter 4,000 innocent babies daily. We make a mockery of God's Holy Institutions of Marriage and the family. We engage in every kind of perverted sexual practice man has been able to dream up. We worship and bow down to the false gods and idols of this world. We have LONG ago forsaken God and His Truth. We give lip service to God but our hearts are far from Him.
Some have made half-hearted attempts to dispute that this is still a Christian nation. They cite huge percentages of people who believe in God, call themselves Christians, and go to church. First, these huge numbers are very misleading. While we still have an active, but dwindling Christian subculture, the reality is we have virtually ZERO impact on society or the culture we live in. We have retreated behind the four walls of our churches and left the culture to the wolves of satan to devour. This is clearly no longer a Christian nation and hasn't been for many years now.
Lastly, it is hard to ignore the unfolding of the radical homosexual agenda in this nation. From our gay-friendly President, the radical gay agenda is unfolding in high gear. Be in store for more states to adopt gay marriage as Hawaii recently did, and open the doors for gay adoption very soon. This is just another indicator of the spiritual decay in our nation, as we have embraced this perverted choice of sexuality and have now made it part of our mainstream culture.
This is probably as great an indictor as any of the spiritual decline of this nation. For this nation to embrace such perversion, to arrogantly try to re-define God's definition of marriage, and give such perversion a prominent place in our culture speaks volumes. We will surely be judged by God one day, just like He judged Sodom and Gomorrah as well as His chosen people!
I love you and care about you so much. You read up to this point and you can get pretty discouraged. The point of this message today is just the opposite. It is in this spiritual void that I believe in my heart we can see real revival break out. The end result of all of these issues is that people are hurting, and deep down looking for hope and answers. We have the answers and hope they are looking for. There is still a small window for this nation to repent, turn back to God and to His Truth. Our time is now!
I can only encourage you today. God has raised up Liveprayer for this moment in human history. as I shared last week, 2014 is the year we begin to see a real revival in this nation and the start of our land turning back to God and His Truth!!! God is calling you today, wants to use you today to help bring revival to this nation. yes, eventfully we will be judged for our sins and wickedness, but I believe we can stay God's hand of judgment just like Nineveh did.
Over 120,000 souls were saved in Nineveh because they turned to God! I believe that we can see millions repent and turn to God in the wake of this coming revival. You can keep living your life, taking care of yourself, or you can sacrifice your life and allow God to use you for His glory. When you come to the end of your life, it is not what you did for yourself that will matter, but what you did for God. Read that again. When you come to the end of your life, it is not what you did for yourself that will matter, but what you did for God!!! THAT MY FRIEND WILL BE OUR LASTING LEGACY!!!
***Thanks to the prayers and sacrifce of many, we have finally taken care of our October shortfall! As we are down to the final 11 days of this month, we need to be praying, and for those who are able, make the most generous gift you can in order to cover our basic November operations of $40,000. $10,000 of our November operations was due during the first week of the month and needs to be taken care of immediately, so I am praying for one or two friends who can make a special one-time, year-end gift to insure this critical need is met. Please pray about what God is calling you to do to help me insure we end this month of Thanksgiving with all of our basic operations current!
*If you were praying about making a special year-end gift to Liveprayer, for some it could help on your 2013 taxes, pray about sending that gift ASAP since it is greatly needed at this time! Between now and the end of the year in just 42 days, we need to bring in the $40,000 for our basic November operations, $40,000 for our basic December operations, and for one friend to stand with me and make the sacrifce before the end of November of a special gift of $25,160 so that the Liveprayer TV program will be on "live" 2 hours a night, 5 nights a week, reaching the 10 million people in the greater Chicagoland market starting the first of January!!!
That is $105,160 we need to bring in by the end of the year to end 2013 with all of our basic operations current and start 2014, the year we begin to see revival in this nation, with no shortfalls from 2013! --->To send a gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" button, or you can give from your PayPal account by using my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. One the credit card or PayPal form after your name simply mark (9-11). All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
Thank you for your love, prayers, and sacrifice as we serve and follow HIM!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,